The leader of a Canadian province expressed his support for the “Freedom Convoy” trucker protest currently underway in Canada, and pledged to end vaccine mandates in his province.
Moe began his letter by thanking truckers across the country for helping the nation’s economy continue to function during the COVID-19 pandemic. “THANK YOU for delivering the food and household products we all use every day, the parts and equipment that keep our farms and industries running, and every other kind of goods and products you can imagine,” Moe wrote. “If you bought something today, a trucker delivered it. So THANK YOU!”
“You also deserve a special thank you for everything you have done over the past two years, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Moe continued. “In the early days of the pandemic, when we did not know much about COVID-19, we shut a lot of things down and asked most people to stay home. But not truckers. We asked you to keep working, despite the risk, because of how much we rely on you to keep our shelves stocked, our economy going, and our communities open.”
Today, trucker rallies are being held at many locations across the country, including on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and in various communities in Saskatchewan.
Here is my message to Saskatchewan and Canadian truckers: pic.twitter.com/LifQ2FK23b
— Scott Moe (@PremierScottMoe) January 29, 2022
Moe’s support comes as the province of Nova Scotia made it illegal to gather on the interprovincial highway to support the convoy. The Daily Wire reported that the government of Nova Scotia issued a directive that would impose severe fines on individuals or groups who attempted to gather on highways in support of the convoy. “The directive also applies to people who stop or gather alongside Highway 104, the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, or at the Cobequid Pass toll area in support of the 2022 Freedom Convoy, the Atlantic Hold the Line event, or others organized to interfere with traffic,” a news release said. “Allowing people to gather in those areas would put themselves and others at risk.”